EOS C300 (4/5)
Ease of Operation — The Canon Advantage
Improving maneuverability while minimizing size and adding sophisticated functions inevitably increases the complexity of the operating system.
The EOS C300 is equipped with a variety of well-placed switches for pressing, rotating, or sliding depending on the nature of the operation. The shape and position of each switch are the result of extensive testing. The switch positions accommodate the natural movements of the camera operator's hand and support unimpeded operation, with every switch falling naturally to hand. What's more, in order to minimize erroneous operation, the designers paid close attention to the shape of the areas surrounding the switches and their spacing, taking every possibility into account.
This approach was successful thanks to Canon's vast expertise in developing operating systems for professional as well as consumer cameras. The design was also further refined through numerous fine adjustments made at the suggestion of professional camera operators who tested the camera. In the final stage, some of the world's top pro camera operators in Hollywood put a prototype through its paces and offered feedback. Many of their suggestions were incorporated as finishing touches to the design and specifications.
The quest for easier operation also applies to one of EOS C300's signature innovations — remote control through a tablet. When the camera is fitted with a wireless transmitter, it can communicate with a tablet wirelessly. What's more, to ensure faster and more secure operation with a touch panel, the designers carefully crafted not only the layout and size but also the hierarchical structure for each element of the user interface according to a detailed study of finger movements during an operation.